Antares

Antares

My namesake shines as a red bright star
Mistaken for Mars when seen from afar
On earth I am a holder of dreams
A mare of moment who is much esteemed
But for one woman’s heart I especially glow
And she is the only one I know
Who understands my equine heart and mind
In this legacy of love we are entwined

~ Kim McElroy

I met Antares’ owner Kris in 1996 at the Equitana Horse exhibition in Kentucky. Antares was the inspiration for Kris’s farm, Starry Knight Friesians, and Antares led Kris to a lifetime love of the breed.
Sometimes the best things are worth waiting for, and inspirations come together as they are meant to. I met and photographed Antares in 2009 but it was to be quite a few years before the timing was right to embark on her portrait. Yet when I did so, it came together seamlessly. When we look at the span of time it takes to create a star, we realize that we are often in alignment, without even knowing it.

Kris’ comments: 

After the many years planning this portrait I figured I wanted to see the unveiling, rather than just open a package delivered by UPS. So I got on a plane and flew from Wisconsin to Seattle. It was so incredible to meet Kim and Rod and be in the middle of the creativity. She had the portrait of Antares on an easel, covered with a cloth. When Kim unveiled it, I nearly started to cry. It was perfect, and way more than I was expecting. Her talent is deep, spiritual and complete.

Reference Photos: 

Antares Constellation reference used with permission from Warren Keller

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1 Comment

  1. Lovely Kim,
    A very good example of waiting for spirit to move you. Love how that connection works because it cant be forced or faked. Enlightenment.

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